Radeon R7 260X: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon R7 260X provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.23% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 260X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $139 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 2.0 architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 104 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon R7 260X: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking474
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation1.25
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameBonaire
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date8 October 2013 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$139
Current price$204 (1.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon R7 260X's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 260X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores896of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors2,080 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)115 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate61.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,971 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon R7 260X and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length170 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 260X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bandwidth104 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 260X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity1
HDMI+
DisplayPort support-

Supported technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D-
PowerTune-
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore-
DDMA audio+

API compatibility

APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Mantle-

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R7 260X. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R7 260X 8.23

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R7 260X 3183

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R7 260X 4380

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 260X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

Radeon R7 260X's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


Radeon R7 260X 100
Bonaire 99.39
Baffin 98.54

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R7 260X is GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our ranking.

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